July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.
Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or arthritis-related
condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age.
Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and
The mission of the Arthritis National Research Foundation mission is to provide initial
research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and
related autoimmune diseases.
LifeScience Moment: Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace announce co-discovery to Linnean Society.
On July 1, 1858, British naturalists Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace planned to jointly present at the Linnean Society in London, but Darwin's
baby son had died of the scarlet fever and he did not attend the presentation. Wallace did attend and presented on the "Tendency of Species to form Varieties;
and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection."
The reaction to the presentation was limited, and the president of the Linnean remarked in May 1859 that the year had not been marked by any striking
discoveries. However, the publishing of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, 1859 proved very popular. Today, Darwin and Wallace's
theory of evolution remains the foundation of modern biology.
Life Science Evolution Posters
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Lassa Fever Virus
"I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist and astronomer